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Directors Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable Discuss Making ‘The Boxtrolls’ [Interview]

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This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika’s previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.

ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film’s creative team at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Yesterday, we presented our interview with Laika CEO / lead animator Travis Knight, and today we follow up with our conversation with the film's co-directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.

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‘Boxtrolls’ Lead Animator Travis Knight On Bringing A Big, Mad, Beautiful World To Life [Interview]

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This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika's previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.

ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film's creative team at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and today we present our conversation with acclaimed animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight.

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Link Ink: Thanksgiving 2013, A Leather ‘Man Of Steel’ And Digital ‘Mars’

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Gobble down today's Thanksgiving links, after the cut.

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Laika Announces ‘The Boxtrolls’ Stop-Motion Feature, Co-Directed By Graham ‘Grickle’ Annable

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, perhaps best known in these parts from his Grickle and Hickee comics and the Puzzle Agent video game series from Telltale Games, has just been officially announced as the co-director of Laika's next feature-length film, The Boxtrolls, alongside Anthony Stacci (Open Season). This will be Annable's first feature co-directing gig, after working as a story artist on LAIKA's Coraline and ParaNorman. The new film will be based on Alan Sn

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Laika the Space Dog Survives in Alternate Happy Endings by Nick Abadzis

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It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the bo

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Laika’s 50th Anniversary

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Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was prepar

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This Week’s New Releases and Recommendations

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Welcome to another Wednesday Thursday! We're rocking the New Releases and Recommendations post in a new fashion today. Indies vs. Superheroes! Greg McElhatton vs. Kevin Panetta! The Fight o' the Century!

In this corner! Representing indie comics! Greg "The Marathon Man" McElhatton!

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Now, you might be thinking,

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Ten Books You Should Buy: September 2007 (Part 1)

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When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel. T

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